UDL for Adult Learners: Guidelines and Strategies

Digital Promise

In this webinar, Jason and one of the YouthBuild USA Teaching Fellows, Jo Forman, talk about why UDL is important when working with adult learners, and they outline several UDL guidelines and give strategies for using UDL in the classroom.

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Google Drive Guidelines for Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Below is one of our popular charts we published in 2017. The chart features links to a wide variety of guidelines to help teachers and educators develop a grounded understating of Google Drive and.read more

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Some Guidelines for Using Twitter

ProfHacker

There’s a lot of ambivalence about social media these days, and not just because of Russian bots.

Campuses Cautious As They Adjust To New Sexual Assault Guidelines

NPR Learning and Tech

New federal guidelines for handling allegations of sexual assault have left many school administrators either vowing to maintain current policies or scrambling to figure out what to do.

Five Guidelines to Make School Innovation Successful

MindShift

Lessons learned from over 10 years of sustaining a school model that goes against the grain of traditional education. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more!

Not All Fun And Games: New Guidelines Urge Schools To Rethink Recess

NPR Learning and Tech

New guidelines urge schools to take recess seriously. It's not just play time for kids and a chance for teachers to get a break. Image credit: LA Johnson/NPR

Four Guidelines for Innovating and Designing a Book Unit

EdTechTeam

I offer four guidelines that I use when designing book projects for my junior high students: STUDENTS MUST HAVE CHOICE - not all students learn the same, and not all students create the same, so we need to give them a choice in demonstrating their learning.

A Handy Chart Featuring YouTube Guidelines for Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

February 21, 2017 Here is a handy chart we have prepared for teachers using YouTube in their instruction and for anyone else interested in learning more about how to use YouTube effectively. The.read more. Charts YouTube Tips

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 30 Edition)

Doug Levin

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 30 Edition). " Tagged on: July 30, 2017 Tristan Harris: The Manipulative Tricks that Tech Companies Use to Capture Your Attention | TED → A handful of people working at a handful of tech companies steer the thoughts of billions of people every day, says design thinker Tristan Harris. Tagged on: July 30, 2017 Postmortem: What to Do After a Security Incident | Linux Journal → Incidents happen.

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Websites for Hour of Code by Grade

Ask a Tech Teacher

Grade-levels below are guidelines. This December will again host the Hour of Code , a one-hour introduction to programming designed to demystify the subject and show that anyone can be a maker, a creator, and an innovator.

A Framework for Technology Adoption: Making Your Pedagogy Deeply Digital

The Journal

The result: five guidelines. Educators, what’s your take on these five guidelines? This week’s blog post distills our 30-plus years of working in K–12 classrooms trying, trying, trying to integrate computing devices into those K–12 classrooms.

Make The Best of YouTube in Your Teaching Using These Guidelines

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

July 12, 2017 YouTube is absolutely one of the best video hosting platforms teachers and students can draw on to access, curate and share educational video content. It also provides a powerful video.read more. Repost

Important Guidelines to Help You make The Best of Google Maps in Your Teaching

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

March 11, 2017 A few weeks ago we started a series of blog posts covering some of the main Google services for us in education. For each of these services we create a chart featuring the.read more. Charts Google Maps resources

Zapzapmath adds multiplayer option and more to their popular app

Ask a Tech Teacher

The program had me update my login to the new standards and made it easy to add students under the new guidelines. Zapzapmath is a free gamified ecosystem that teaches math skills aligned with many national and international standards.

Is the Socratic Method Right for Your Class?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Set down conversation guidelines like 1) refer to each other by name, 2) participate by building on conversations, 3) participate often with comments and reactions to ideas of others, 4) don’t dominate the stage, 5) disagree, but don’t be disagreeable, and 6) wait your turn.

What to Buy for Your Maker Space #makered

The CoolCatTeacher

See Todd’s show for guidelines. 10MT #22 | An Interview with Librarian Chad Lehman From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Librarian Chad Lehman helps us learn about the technologies we need to set up an awesome maker space. Guess what?

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Design Thinking Process and UDL Planning Tool for STEM, STEAM, Maker Education

User Generated Education

UDL has reordered the principles and guidelines, to begin with, Multiple Means of Engagement, the Why of Learning that compliments how the Design Thinking Process involves learners in identifying an authentic problem or challenge. Post by Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D.

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12 Fresh Ways to Assess Student Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

Teachers post questions, provide guidelines and expectations, and students respond. Assessing student learning used to be as simple as giving a test that consisted of multiple choice, True/False, short answer, and/or essay.

Looking for a Summer Volunteer Opportunity?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Note: School guidelines vary depending upon their missions. I have written in the past about mysimpleshow , an easy and clever way educators can create explainer videos. Mysimpleshow is aligned with simpleshow foundation , a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the world.

11 Classroom Blogging Tips You Don’t Want to Miss

Ask a Tech Teacher

What Are Good Guidelines for Younger Bloggers? Here are eleven of the top classroom blogging tips according to Ask a Tech Teacher readers: Can We Eliminate Blogs–Teachers Hate Them! 6 Tips I Wish I’d Known When I Started Blogging. 3 Problems to Address Before Blogging at Your School.

Limited Evidence in Edtech: Everyone Agrees – It Isn’t Their Fault

Digital Promise

While several taxonomies that define levels of evidence exist, such as the NSF Common Guidelines , ESSA , and the Learning Assembly Evaluation Taxonomy , there remains a need for common definitions for different types of research.

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Teaching Morals and Ethics In a World of Gray

The CoolCatTeacher

” Give kids simple guidelines for how to treat others and how to live life. A Cathy Rubin Global Education Discussion From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

How to Create a Vision

Education Elements

As Education Elements has worked with districts across the country, we’ve found a few simple guidelines can help make the visioning process invigorating and inspiring rather than routine or frustrating. Vision-setting can be a painful process. Hours may be spent on one twisting sentence. Long, awkward silences may follow periods of disagreement. Jargon can add up to something that everyone agrees to but no one really understands or finds inspiring. It doesn’t have to be this way.

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What is Standards-based Grading?

Ask a Tech Teacher

This means students have clear guidelines for how to define success over time, making it easy for all stakeholders in a student’s learning to determine if they are accomplishing what must be done for college and career.

9 Resources for National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

Ask a Tech Teacher

You can find age-specific guidelines, videos, and articles that offer advice, resources, and more from parents and experts. In October 2006, thirteen-year-old Megan Meier hung herself in her bedroom closet after suffering months of cyberbullying.

Qualities of Effective Educator Professional Development

User Generated Education

What follows are the general guidelines I use to plan and structure my professional development workshops. Most administrators and teachers believe in the importance and value of professional development.

Designing for accessibility in e-learning

Neo LMS

WCAG stands for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. These guidelines have been created by the World Wide Web Consortium ( W3CM ), the same organization that is behind HTML, CSS, XML and other technical stuff that make the Internet possible.

How to create accessible e-learning design

Neo LMS

The first thing to keep in mind is that it’s way easier to follow and implement accessibility guidelines and principles when creating from scratch online learning materials for courses rather than do this later.

Quality Feedback Begins with Good Assessment

MiddleWeb

Book Reviews Feedback Corwin feedback formative assessment guidelines James Nottingham Jill Nottingham prerequisites Rita Platt toolsChallenging Learning Through Feedback is an inspiring book that links feedback to a strong, ongoing classroom assessment process.

Microsoft Honors Safer Internet Day with Launch of Digital Citizenship Campaign

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez The tech giant offers guidelines and support to make a safer online experience for children. Digital Citizenship Internet

What’s Ahead for Special Education?

Digital Promise

What advice do you have for teachers who want to continue to support children with disabilities, even if their state or district chooses not to follow these guidelines? If these guidelines were rescinded, would teachers perhaps have more flexibility in how they help students? These guidelines are based on good practice. This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here.

6 Unbeatable Ways To Spot High Quality Open Education Resources (OER)

Wisewire

A “search the Commons” feature is also a great resource for locating usably licensed content that can be adapted, remixed, or reproduced according to clearly defined guidelines. Since OER came onto the map in the early 2000s, the pool of available resources has grown into a vast ocean.

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How to Cope with Bullying

Ask a Tech Teacher

Cyberbullying— a discussion on what cyberbullying is; for older students or as a guideline for you when teaching the topic. October is National Bullying Prevention Month.

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‘Bigly’ Education Decisions for 2017

Edsurge

A new competency-based learning and employment ecosystem is emerging despite traditional federal rules and guidelines. If the President-elect’s Tweet storms are any indication, education policies are in for an adventure next year. While, as American Enterprise Institute (AEI) scholar. Rick Hess has observed, no one knows exactly how the new administration's campaign promises will play out, there are two policy areas that edtech decision-makers ought to pay extra attention to.

A further 4 ways to stimulate online learner engagement

Neo LMS

So use some of these as guidelines: Chunking: Instead of just breaking modules into linear ones (one thing after the other), you could try to explore chunking the content together by topic. Online learning is a terrific way to create stimulating learning environments for students.

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